I have been in a discussion recently with a good friend of mine who does not see eye to eye with me on the topic of wine in the Bible. He kept citing his "authorities" that argue for the total abstinence position. It was impossible to make his point without third party "authorities" defining terms and even that just confused the matter worse. He had studied very much on the topic and I do not question his sincerity but I have to say that it only strengthened my beliefs. I realized this: the position of moderation is the only position that you can come up with ONLY WITH THE BIBLE. The contrary MUST have extra Biblical sources to redefine certain words throughout the Bible. It is so incredibly simple when you just take the Bible as true.